INVALIDES (Hôtel royal des). - Collection... - Lot 158 - Giquello

Lot 158
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INVALIDES (Hôtel royal des). - Collection... - Lot 158 - Giquello
INVALIDES (Hôtel royal des). - Collection of 23 plates. S.l.n.d. [late 17th and early 18th century]. Large folio, marbled calf, triple gilt fillet, central coat of arms, ornate spine, repeated numeral (18th-century binding). Collection of 23 copper-engraved plates concerning the Hôtel des Invalides: a masterpiece of French classical architecture, this architectural complex was created around 1670 by Louis XIV, for the invalids of his armies, and designed by Bruand and Hardouin-Mansart. The plates in this collection, with the exception of two, are taken from Lejeune de Boullencourt's Description générale de l'Hostel Royal des Invalides (Paris, 1683): a frontispiece depicting Louis XIV leaving for war, to whom the construction plan for the Invalides is submitted, and 20 plates showing plans, sections and views of the building, as well as the refectory, signed by Marot and Le Pautre. The other 2 plates, bound at the end, were engraved by Scotin after Delamonce and bear the date 1711: Vue intérieure et perspective de l'église des Invalides and Plan général de la magnifique église royale des Invalides. 18th-century binding with the coat of arms of France. The frontispiece is square-cut and rebacked. Some foxing and browning. Corners restored, spine rebound with inlay of original decoration.
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